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Live auction - brm_648583 - FONTEIA Denier

FONTEIA Denier AU/AU
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Estimate : 380 €
Price : 420 €
Maximum bid : 430 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 15:00:08
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 55 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie très légèrement décentrée. Superbe revers finement détaillé. Joli buste de Mars. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : P. - FONTEIVS. P. F - CAPITO. III. VIR.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et drapé de Mars à droite vu de trois quarts en avant avec le trophée sur l'épaule.
Obverse translation : “Publius Fonteius Publii Filius Capito triumvir”, Publius Fonteius fils de Publius Capito triumvir monétaire).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (MN). - FO(NT). TR. - MIL.
Reverse description : Cavalier casqué, le manteau flottant galopant à droite, tenant une javeline de la main droite et terrassant deux guerriers gaulois.
Reverse translation : “Manius Fonteius Tribunus Militum”, (Manius Fonteius, tribun militaire).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 96 coins de droit et de 107 coins de revers.

Historical background


FONTEIA

(55 BC) Publius Fonteius Capito

In 55, Pompey and Crassus were consuls together for the second time. Their first joint consulate dated 70 BC That same year the "lex Pompeia Licinian Trebonia and" spent the powers of the triumvirate in 59 BC by Julius Caesar and the two aforementioned. Caesar began his first campaign in Brittany.

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